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LG 42LB5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews of LG 42LB5500. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The usability and image quality also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the LG 42LB5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for LG 42LB5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of LG 42LB5500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG 42LB5500 42 Inch Full HD LED TVLG 42LB5500 42 Inch Full HD LED TV

Mar, 2019

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fantastic picture quality


" LG 42lb5500 what an absolute bargain! Fantastic picture, great sound and easy set up. My kids love playing Xbox on this, amazing value for money. "

Apr, 2016

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" In speaking with Freeview today, I now find that I have to get an HD box to see the Freeview HD channels. Not ahppy about this at all. Now that this is on sale for over £100 cheaper than what I paid, I can see why "

Apr, 2016

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Good product


" Very good product, value for money. "

Apr, 2016

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LG 42LB5500


Does what I need, looks good, works well and the price worked too...

Not as many input output options but I have a media receiver to make up for that...

Oct, 2015

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Quality Product at quality price


" LG is a quality brand in this particular field of electrical products. I have previous owned an LG 42" TV so wanted to stick with a brand you can trust and this TV doesn't disappoint. Still the same quality as my previous but much more sleek n...

Aug, 2015

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LG 42LB5500 42 Inch Full HD LED TV.


" It's good value for money - big screen, bright picture. "

Aug, 2015

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Good value during promotion


" The picture quality is great. Its just that sometimes when I use netflix some movies have variety of colours and you have to adjust the picture settings. Also when you are playing xbox, you have to adjust the settings. Connectivity good enough for...

Aug, 2015

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very easy to use and set up


" Very pleased with my purchase excellent value for money very good service provided by argos "

Aug, 2015

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Value for money


" Really good quality for a decent price, 10/10 would reccomend "

Aug, 2015

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Just in the nick of time


" How's about that for timing.... Our TV went on the blink and the next day we saw the Argos commercial advertising this TV. Great piece of equipment with a great picture for a great price. Well worth it and highly recommended A+++ "

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:74
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):51


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Smart modes:Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, EAC3, HAAC, MP3, PCM
Image formats supported:JPG

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Annual Energy Consumption:74
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):51

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Smart TV: No
Timeshift: Yes

TV Tuner

Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.58
Height (with stand):24.1
Width (with stand):37.8